NBA: Rudy Gobert is humiliated
Since his arrival in the NBA, Rudy Gobert has regularly been the target of criticism from league observers. His recent move to the Minnesota Timberwolves hasn’t changed that, as Tracy McGrady, Gilbert Arenas, Matt Barnes and Chris Johnson recently went after him for free.
” I knew I was going to fall into a team that would have the weapons to play at a very high level. I am in my best years as a basketball player, I was not going to strengthen teams that want to rebuild. […] the title is the goal. » Rudy Gobert made no secret of his ambitions last month during an interview with The Team. Drafted in 2013 by the Utah Jazzthe French pivot left the franchise this summer, in order to join the Minnesota Timberwolves. There he will train with Karl Anthony Towns one of the most dominant racquets in the entire NBA.
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“I want to take this team to the top”
” KAT still has room for improvement, it will gain in maturity. We’re gonna make this team better, KAT better “, he confided about his future teammate. Rudy Gobert has never hidden his great ambitions: he wants to win the title and become champion NBA. ” I want to take this team to the top (…) The objective is not only to play the play-offs, it is to be a candidate for the trophy. I don’t go there to take the temperature. “On paper, the timber wolves have quite the team to claim it. In addition to Rudy Gobert and Karl Anthony Towns, Minnesota can count on D’Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwardsenough to scare the other teams in the league.
“What does he do in the summer? »
Even so, that does not prevent the 30-year-old Frenchman from being regularly the target of observers of the NBA. Shaquille O’Neal, for example, often attacked him. He criticizes him in particular for his lack of offensive impact. Lately these are Tracy McGrady, Gilbert Arenas, Matt Barnes and Chris Johnson who did not go out of their way about Rudy Gobert. In the show No Chill with Gilbert Arenas, Matt Barnes began by stating that he was “ impossible to teach Rudy Gobert to catch the ball and step back Steph Curry to the post. ” What Tracy McGrady replied : ” but bro, that’s what I’m asking: what does he do in the summer? Serious ! Like, what’s his workout? » Chris Johnson outbid: ” he should either know how to shoot pitches or have even a hook, at least an offensive move. »
“He had Chris Paul defending him at the post, and he couldn’t do anything! »
Comments on his game to which Rudy Gobert is now used to. That’s not all, since Tracy McGrady added : ” I was very angry with Rudy because the Jazz was playing against the Rockets, he had Chris Paul defending him at the post, and he couldn’t do anything! Nothing. I was mad. Brother, you’re 2.15m and you’ve got a leader on you. Except he had no moves. But what does he do in the summer? ” What Gilbert Arenas replied : ” anyway, it’s simple. If you can’t shoot when you arrive in the NBA, and 10 years later you still can’t shoot, what did you do during the offseason? » During the off-season, Rudy Gobert work. He has repeatedly appeared on social media preparing for the upcoming season. Currently he is with thefrank teame before the start of theEuro basketball, which will take place during the month of September.